Assessment of oral health knowledge attitude and practice among multipurpose workers in a private educational institute- a cross sectional survey

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https://doi.org/10.18203/2394-6040.ijcmph20222562

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Multipurpose workers, Oral health, Public health, Survey

Abstract

Background: Oral diseases are a major public health concern owing to their high prevalence and their effects on the individual’s quality of life. One of the most important factors that decide the dental health of a population is the outlook of its people toward their dentition. The aim of the survey is to assess the knowledge, attitude and practice of the oral health among multipurpose workers in a private educational institute located in Chengalpattu district, Tamil Nadu.

Methods: A descriptive study was conducted among the multipurpose working in a private educational institute to assess the knowledge, attitude and practice regarding oral health. A self-administered 15 items of questionnaires distributed among them and was collected back. A total of 150 participants were included in the study. After that questionnaire was collected and oral hygiene awareness were provided to them.

Results: The study results showed that total of 150 participants were enrolled with mean age group of 41.7%. Among the study participants, 40% has the satisfactory knowledge towards the oral hygiene. 24.7% of the participants had the habit of using tobacco products. On overall, the multipurpose workers showed a good oral health maintenance towards the 54%. 8.7% of the population showed unsatisfactory results for oral hygiene maintenance.

Conclusions: The study concluded the oral hygiene knowledge, attitude, practice among the multipurpose workers was fair with few unsatisfactory responses. Hence it is necessary to focus on the vulnerable population on preventing oral hygiene disease by providing affordable, accessible oral health care.

Author Biographies

Ravisankar B., Department of Public Health Dentistry, Karpaga Vinayaga Institute of Dental Sciences, Chengalpattu District, Tamil Nadu, India

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH DENTISTRY 

ASSISSTANT PROFESSOR

Vishnu Prasad S., Department of Public Health Dentistry, Karpaga Vinayaga Institute of Dental Sciences, Chengalpattu District, Tamil Nadu, India

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH DENTISTRY

PROFESSOR AND HEAD

Keerthana M., Department of Public Health Dentistry, Karpaga Vinayaga Institute of Dental Sciences, Chengalpattu District, Tamil Nadu, India

CRRI

UNDERGRADUATE

Lavanya M., Department of Public Health Dentistry, Karpaga Vinayaga Institute of Dental Sciences, Chengalpattu District, Tamil Nadu, India

CRRI

UNDERGRADUATE 

Malathi S., Department of Public Health Dentistry, Karpaga Vinayaga Institute of Dental Sciences, Chengalpattu District, Tamil Nadu, India

CRRI

UNDERGRADUATE

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2022-09-28

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B., R., S., V. P., M., K., M., L., & S., M. (2022). Assessment of oral health knowledge attitude and practice among multipurpose workers in a private educational institute- a cross sectional survey. International Journal Of Community Medicine And Public Health, 9(10), 3722–3728. https://doi.org/10.18203/2394-6040.ijcmph20222562

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